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The Cleaner Shrimp, also known as the Skunk Shrimp, is a popular and colorful invertebrate that is native to the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region. These shrimp are highly sought after for their bright colors, active personality, and useful cleaning habits.


Cleaner Shrimp are relatively hardy and can adapt to a variety of aquarium conditions. They require a tank of at least 10 gallons with plenty of hiding places and a stable environment with consistent water parameters and a salinity level between 1.020-1.025.


These shrimp are peaceful and make a great addition to a community aquarium with other peaceful fish and invertebrates. They are also known for their helpful cleaning behavior, in which they will clean other fish and invertebrates of parasites and dead tissue. This behavior is not only beneficial to the other aquarium inhabitants, but it is also fascinating to watch.


Cleaner Shrimp are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods including shrimp pellets, flakes, and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and mysis shrimp. They will also scavenge for food and clean up leftover food particles in the aquarium.

Cleaner Shrimp

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